[SF Examiner] In the latest revision of a proposed handbook for Bay Area Catholic school teachers, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone no longer calls same-sex marriage “gravely evil.”
The change also removed the description for masturbation and in vitro fertilization, and it comes after months of negotiations to provide a new contract and handbook for teachers of the four high schools in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. But some in the school communities feel that those who do not align with certain Catholic teachings might still face discrimination.
Kathy Curran, whose son attends Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, said the latest revision, which was released May 10, is “much softer, but the attack against the community remains. It is still quite clear anyone who is gay in the school, whether teacher or student … those kids and those teachers get the message that they are not okay in the school.”